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Mending Fences; or, What the Public Saw

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

At the same time that ministerial misconduct exposed the flaws in separate spheres ideology, the accounts of two dozen clergymen’s trials disclose the ways they worked to repair and reinforce the ... More


Forbidden and Forgotten Territory; or, Where the Pastor Feared to Tread

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Shifting gender ideologies threatened to marginalize Protestant clergy in the domestic sphere where much of traditional pastoral training and work took place. The “professionalization” of the clergy ... More


 Civic Revivalism: J. Wilbur Chapman's Boston Crusade, 1909

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173901
eISBN:
9780199835577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173902.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Revivalist J. Wilbur Chapman’s “simultaneous crusade”, held in the winter of 1909, used the Progressive-era language of civic uplift to save the city of Boston. The campaign was broad and inclusive, ... More


Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Michael Rosenberg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

The notion that bleeding “should” accompany the “loss” of female virginity—a mode of thinking about virginity that encourages male sexual aggression—is so widespread that it is often taken for ... More


Billy Graham’s New Evangelical Manhood

Seth Dowland

in Billy Graham: American Pilgrim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190683528
eISBN:
9780190683559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190683528.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

For many American evangelicals, Graham modeled how to be a man in the rapidly changing world of modern America. This chapter contends that Billy Graham’s success as an evangelist derived partly from ... More


Introduction: Defining Virginity, Making Men

Michael Rosenberg

in Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

Definitions for and tests designed to demonstrate female virginity have as much to do with cultural ideals of masculinity as they do with concerns about sexual practices or women’s bodies. A wealth ... More


Open Doors and Accused Brides: Subjectivity and a New Standard for Virginity Testing in Rabbinic Babylonia

Michael Rosenberg

in Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

The Babylonian Talmud introduces an entirely new standard for testing a woman’s virginity—a groom’s subjective experience of his bride as an “open door” rather than “locked.” This standard places ... More


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